I promised myself that, before I left San Jose, I would get photos of a couple of murals that I normally drive past on my way to a shopping center. Today, I did that. It meant walking over a mile each way, and according to my iPhone’s step counter, I took 6,454 steps.
The murals are outside Sims Metal Management and one shows a cowboy collecting metal. The other is of two women reaching out to each other across water, with the words Rise Together. It makes me think of the many thousands of workers in San Jose who send money back to family in distant places. In doing so, they all improve their lives.
In order to take the mural photos I had to stand in the median of a six-lane road at an intersection, but I think it was worthwhile.
On my way to and from these murals, I noticed a few other things that spoke to me for various reasons–some because they appealed to my sense of humor. Enjoy.